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The Ethics of Programming Robots for War

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Can robots be programmed to follow the Geneva Convention?  Now that drones are being programmed to make inflight combat decisions on whether to launch an attack or not.  Autonomous lethal force in combat situations needs ethical guidance.  Can a robot tell the difference between a frightened child with a toy gun and a soldier with a real one?  Will a robot use lethal force to protect itself?

The Takeaway 11/25/2008 Lethal autonomous systems: The ethics of programming robots for war

This is a topic ripe for debate.

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Written by geekmom99

November 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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  1. I pushed this on Twitter.

    luminousx

    November 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

  2. […] roboethics, robomilitary — inflagrantecomputo @ 8:51 am The New York Times version of the Ethics of Programming Robots for War, received a couple interesting responses.  One mentioning the first ethical system for robots as […]

  3. […] topic was covered once before in a previous Robot Uprising Awareness posting: the Ethics of Programming Robots for War so this isn’t covering any new […]


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